White Coral Jelly or Dead-Man's-Rubber-Gloves, Tremella reticulata
Tremellaceae or Witch's Butter Family


A coral-like mushroom. White when young, becoming off-white Gelatinous, but relatively firm. Composed of flattened lobes when young, but these expanding and becoming hollow, finger-like projections. Believed to live on decaying matter, although it's relatives are parsites on other fungi.

A mushroom of hardwood forests in the eastern US. Grows on the ground, particularly under oaks. Has been seen on the eastern slope.

Easily identified. True coral fungi are firmer and do not form hollow lobes. Related jelly fungi tend to be more jelly-like, e.g. Witch's Butter.


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